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News you missed while you were sleeping, May 17

Good morning and TGIF - it is Friday, May 17. Here are some news stories you may have missed while you were sleeping last night:

WATCH: Heavy rainfall brought flooding to many parts of the region.

WSDOT is working to improve safety on Highway 195 and Thorpe with a J-turn. 

As President Trump attempts to take on China, and a trade war erupts with tariffs left and right, there is a group of folks on the Palouse feeling caught in the middle.

Almost one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.

The SCCO marine unit is warning the public about the dangers of being in the water this time of year, if you're tempted to jump inot one of out local lakes and rivers.


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